"Jeff, wanted to take a minute to forward you the enclosed (taken by Frank on our trip), but more importantly to thank you for making our trip possible. We returned home Friday evening after a memorable week in Pierre with Randy, Hoss and Annie. Let me say that first, your dogs are and were outstanding; they performed unbelievably well under a wide variety or meteorological challenges, including 50 mph winds and blowing snow. They made some finds that would bring a smile to any outdoorsman's face - simply awesome. Next I would tell you that the work and improvements you did in the offseason with the pastures, food plots, etc is very noticeable. You obviously spent a lot of time and and money on the pheasant habitat, to make the hunt more enjoyable, and it shows and worked. Last and not least, as usual, Randy is your most valuable asset (it's a close call, but even more so than Hoss and Annie!). He continues to be such a gentleman, so professional and so hard working; it could not have been any better. He has become a valued friend over the years, which is the icing on the cake for me and I know all of us. Good Lord willing, I'll be 59 years old in about a month; I've been hunting birds in some form or fashion since I was about 8 years old. It is outstanding to be able to go to such a place as you have created and nurtured near Vivian, and just take it all in. Take care, please hold our spot for next year, talk to you soon."